Greatest College Programs - University of Kentucky Wildcats
March 24, 2009 AT 10:00 AM
Greatest NCAA College Basketball Programs of All Time: University of Kentucky Wildcats Originally the Cadets, the University of Kentucky officially were renamed the Wildcats in 1909. After a football game against the University of Illinois, a faculty member claimed the team fought like wildcats and the name stuck. The men’s basketball program is considered to be one of the elite in the NCAA having won a total of seven NCAA championships as of 2007. This, in fact, ranks them second only to UCLA who has won 11 championships. Through the completion of the 2007 tournament, Kentucky had a total of 1,948 all-time wins making it the most winningest men’s college program in the United States. The Wildcats are also the leaders in all-time winning percentage at an incredible .762.